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Mekong ARCC – Final Workshop – Livestock Study: A presentation from the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM)
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This presentation for the Mekong ARCC project was given by ICEM at the Final Workshop in Bangkok – held in March 2013. The presentation indicates how climate change will exacerbate challenges for livestock in the LMB, increasing nutritional problems, reducing value and increasing disease risk in many areas. In general, ‘local’ breeds have greater internal adaptive capacity to climate change. However, temperature increases will increase costs of production and alter disease risks for all livestock systems. Wild species in the LMB are also threatened by changes in bovine production practices. Increases in grazing of protected areas will multiply the risk of disease transmission and the threat of hunting.The presentation provides adaptation strategies for livestock including; improving animal nutrition among smallholder low input systems, increasing disease resilience and minimising disease challenges, and increasing smallholder access to and information on, input, service and product markets.
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